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Extending the Cure : Policy Responses to the Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance.

Author: Ramanan Laxminarayan; Anup Malani; David Howard; David L Smith
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2007.
Series: RFF Report
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our ability to treat common bacterial infections with antibiotics goes back only 65 years. However, the authors of this report make it clear that sustaining a supply of effective and affordable antibiotics cannot be without changes to the incentives facing patients, physicians, hospitals, insurers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. In fact, increasing resistance to these drugs is already exacting a terrible price.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Laxminarayan, Ramanan.
Extending the Cure : Policy Responses to the Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance.
London : Earthscan, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ramanan Laxminarayan; Anup Malani; David Howard; David L Smith
ISBN: 9781936331086 193633108X
OCLC Number: 670412183
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Contents; Foreword; Executive Summary; Introduction; Chapter 1 Antibiotic resistance: The unfolding crisis; Chapter 2 The epidemiology of antibiotic resistance: Policy levers; Chapter 3 Patient and physician demand for antibiotics; Chapter 4 The role of health care facilities; Chapter 5 The role of the federal government; Chapter 6 The role of health insurance; Chapter 7 Supply-side strategies for tackling resistance; Chapter 8 Next Steps; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Biographies; Consultation Participants.
Series Title: RFF Report

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Our ability to treat common bacterial infections with antibiotics goes back only 65 years. However, the authors of this report make it clear that sustaining a supply of effective and affordable antibiotics cannot be without changes to the incentives facing patients, physicians, hospitals, insurers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. In fact, increasing resistance to these drugs is already exacting a terrible price. Every day in the United States, approximately 172 men, women, and children die from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals alone. Beyond those deaths, antibi.

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